|30th April – 4th May – Science week (information sent via Parentmail)
Wednesday – Towers teachers will be bringing some small animals and mini-beasts. Please inform your child’s teacher if your child has an allergy or fear.
|Thursday 3rd||2.30pm or 5.30pm SATs meeting for year 2 parents in hall. Toys will be available to occupy younger siblings in the hall.|
|Friday 4th||Year R birthday assembly for birthdays in April parents invited from 9.05am|
|Monday 7th||Bank Holiday|
|Thursday 10th||Year 1 trip to Dover Castle (letters to follow)|
|Friday 11th||Owl assembly|
|Thursday 17th/Friday 18th||Caterlink menu change. Battered Fish and Chips will be served on the 17thinstead of Friday 18th (see below) and the Thursday menu of Chicken Korma will be served on Friday.|
|Friday 18th||Starfish assembly
The royal wedding celebration – children can wear red white and blue for a donation of £1. There will be other events, including a raffle for children during the week.
2pm- Choir event at WI hall – letters to follow. Parents to join children and collect from the WI hall.
|3.15pm Friends AGM meeting – this will summarise the successful year the Friends have had and will be time to appoint committee members for next year. Please come along and find out more about what the Friends and how you could help! Toys available in the hall for children.|
|Thursday 24th||6pm Welcome evening for parents of children starting EYFS in September|
|Friday 25th||Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in May invited 9.05am|
|May Half Term Holiday 28th May to 1st June
Holiday Club available at Kingsnorth School (letters sent home in book bags)
|Monday 11th – Friday 15th||Year 2 transition week – children will spend the week preparing for their next steps on to year 3 – more details to follow|
|Friday 15th||Dolphin assembly|
|Tuesday 19th||Sports Day – option 1. If wet Sports Day will take place on Thursday 21st|
|Friday 22nd||Fox assembly|
|Friday 29th||Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in June invited 9.05am|
|Monday 2nd||Inset Day|
|Friday 6th||Squirrel assembly|
|Friday 13th||Turtle assembly|
|Friday 21st||Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in July invited 9.05am|
|Tuesday 24th||LAST DAY OF TERM, CHILDREN RETURN BACK TO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTMEMBER|
|Weekly school attendance||Days missed across the school
|Best class attendance for the week||Overall attendance for the year|
|Reading award||Active award||Star of the week||Star table||Feet on Friday|
|Penguin||Catalina||Harvey & Evie||Kayden||Noah||Annabelle|
|Polar Bear||Henry||Tegen & Angeal||Sienna||Lilia-Mae||Bledion|
|Snow Leopard||Rosie||William & Rayna||Joshua||Lexie||Lexie|
|Dolphin||Grayson||Isabelle & Manni||Mia||Grayson||Nita|
|Star Fish||Riley||Daisy & Jake||Lola||Lesley||Etty|
|Turtle||Henry||Ellie & Oliver B||Sophie||Oliver B||Ella|
|Fox||Sophie||Edison & Gracey||Wilhelmina||Harley||Shane|
|Squirrel||Jacques||Henry & Stephanie||Dylan||Oscar||Maddi|
|Owl||Juliet||Oliver & Julia||Amelia||Arafat||Amelia|
|Bonus Coin Winner Of The Week – Snow Leopard|
What we’ve been up to………
Wow what we week we have had in EYFS! We began our week by reading the story of the Bog Baby which led us to thinking about what different animals need to keep safe and healthy. During our literacy lessons we made our own posters to inform others so that they too could help to look after the animals in our environment! In Maths we have been continuing our learning of number by trying really hard to recognise the teen numbers and count out the required amount. Please consolidate these at home as we are finding these a little tricky especially remembering that the 1 goes first! We were really lucky to have a visit on Wednesday from Mrs Hodge (some of you may remember her as she was a teacher at our school before leaving to spend more time with her family). She came in to teach us a new art skill. We learnt how to make wax resist paintings. Pop into the hall as some of these are on display! Of course we have also been buzzing this week due to the school trip to Tyland Barn. As I am writing this though we have not yet been so look out for some further details on what we did next week!
In Year 1 we have found learning about the Battle of Hastings really interesting. We have re-enacted the battle on the field and written our own comic strips for what the different people may have said. In Design and Technology we have started creating our drawbridges following our design ideas. We had to think carefully about which materials would be best and how to create the moving mechanism. In Maths we have started to explore multiplication through learning about arrays. We have created equal rows and amounts and represented our calculations through drawings, part-part-whole and repeated addition sentences. During our Religious Education learning, we explored different Christian artefacts that we may find in a church. We also prepared questions which we would like to ask the Vicar next week when we visit the church.
In Year 2this week we have been busy writing poetry, we were inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland and have written a shape poem and rhyming poem. We had some amazing ideas! In Maths we have used directional language when describing how an object has moved e.g. left, right, up, down, clockwise and anti-clockwise. We recapped multiplication and division, then applied these in problems showing our reasoning. In RE we have continued to discuss the importance of sacred books, discussing the Christian meaning behind the story of the Lost Sheep. In Computing we have begun to learn about emails. Mrs Kent emailed us with a mystery of finding out who had moved the chocolate cake in the staff room! Our challenge is to follow clues in her emails and reply to her with our ideas. We must remember how to be safe whilst using emails! In PE we have continued our tennis skills, practising hitting a ball a small distance for our partner to catch.
As mentioned last week the Friends are very happy with their new shed but now need some shelves inside to store their resources and uniform. If anybody has any spare shelving/ suitable wood, please let one of the Friends or the school office know. Thank you
Downs View Infant School Parent and Toddler Group
Monday Afternoons Term Time In Puppies Room 1:15 – 2.45pm
£1.00 per family All welcome!
Come and join us for lots of fun, a healthy snack and a sing along
Mini Beast Theme – bug craft each week and ….
14th May – Bug story Time
21st May – Bug sign and rhyme
4th June – Children Centre bug session
11th June – Play dough bugs
18th June – Decorating bug biscuits
25th June – Mini bug assault course
2nd July – Hide and seek bugs
9th July – Bug hunt
16th July – Bug ball (party)
Kent Play Clubs are holding a Mad Science Holiday Club from Tuesday 29thMay until Friday 1stJune at Kingsnorth School, £20 per day or £10 per half day. More information from Vanessa West 07749 280043.
In the Community……
LOOK – GARDEN OPEN DAY Sunday 20thMay 2018 1-5pm
Given a SILVER AWARD by Kent Wildlife Trust in their
“Wild About Gardens” scheme.
We are opening our garden at 286 Canterbury Road, Kennington TN24 9QN
All money raised to: SSAFA – Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association.
ENTRANCE: £5 p.p Under 12’s free
Wildlife Garden, Formal Garden, Alpine Garden